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Stephen T Kerr
SISRE 590
Seattle Campus

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Spring 2002: SPECIAL TOPICS: RUSSIAN EDUCATION & SOCIETY The educational system in Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union has gone through large changes paralleling changes in social, economic, and intellectual life. Content and topics: educational experiences in both formal (kindergartens, schools, vocational training institutions, universities) and informal settings (telecommunications media, continuing education programs, the Internet); education and broad questions of social, political, intellectual, and economic development; historical evolution through Imperial and Soviet eras; heritage of Russian work on psychology and pedagogy; continuity and change during and after perestroika; centrism vs. localism in emerging educational politics and practice; new experimental schools and programs; and impact of health conditions and demographic patterns. Knowledge of Russian helpful, but not essential. Add code for undergraduates available in Thomson 111. Offered jointly with EDLPS 541.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annamarie Berdick
Date: 02/27/2002